Take Steps Toward Financial Confidence!


We made it through the holidays and into a new year! I sure love and enjoy the holiday season.Ā My favorite part about it is all of the time we get to spend together as a family. Second favorite would be the yummy food. šŸ˜‰

In an effort to lessen the stress and enjoy what really matters to me, I tried to keep things as simple as possible. I didn’t plan out busy activities for every day or spend a lot of time preparing special holiday foods, although it was tempting to do so. We did enough to make things enjoyable and special, but we didn’t overdo it. We still had fun and spent time together, but I was able to be more present.

What did you do this year to stay stress-free and focus on the moments that matter most?Ā Did you stick to your spending plan?

As you think about the New YearĀ and your resolutions, what will you do to take a step forward toward financial confidence and to continue on your path to financial well-being?

With the start of a fresh New Year,Ā thereā€™s no better time to think about your financial plans!Ā Talking about money can be stressful, but SunTrust wants to continue to change the conversation on money with the onUp Movement.

You can start now with the first steps toward the results you want to see! You’ve got this!

Take the Mental Wealth Quiz.


If you took the quiz last year, have your results changed? How so?

Want to see part of my quiz results? First of all, it said that I’m doing a pretty good job and should feel proud. šŸ˜‰ But there may be a few things I could be doing even better. (True.)

“Weigh the cost of an impulse buy versus spending on what matters the most to you. Write down one long-term saving goal. Now write down one thing you aren’t doing that you can start doing to achieve that goal.”

Such great advice! It only takes a minute –Ā go do theĀ Mental Wealth QuizĀ andĀ see what your results are!

Share your onUp Goals.

Financial resolutions are part of the top five resolutions every year. What are your financial goals? Do you want to add more to your savings, a college or retirement fund, or start saving for a down payment on a new home? Pay cash for a new car or pay off debt?

I definitely have more than oneĀ financial goal that I’d like to work on, but I think the one that matters most to me right now is taking my kids on their first visit toĀ Disneyland or Legoland. Family vacations aren’t a priority for me most years, but we have had some hard things lately and I can’t think of a better time to make a fun, family tripĀ become a reality! Yep, I think that will be my first financial goal for 2017! šŸ™‚


Now that you’ve taken a moment to contemplate your financial onUp goals for 2017, how about some tools and resources to help you plan and reach your goals! Check it out – you’ll find a freeĀ savings calulator, budget worksheet, and more!

I hope this post inspiresĀ youĀ and you sincerely contemplate what you want to see happen in your life and with your finances.

Start now! Take steps towards financial confidence in the New Year! šŸ™‚

At SunTrust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well-being. When you feelĀ confidentĀ about your money, you can save for your goals and spend knowingly on what matters most to you.

The onUp movement was created to guide millions of people one step at a time towards a more financially confident life without ever losing sight of the moments that matter along the way.

Join the growing number of people transforming their stress into positive motivation to move onUp.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.